Native New Yorker, Sara Rossi, has always possessed an adventurous spirit and an affinity for spontaneity. After too many days filled with slipping shoulder straps and nights spent grasping at clutches, she knew there had to be a better way to carry her essentials. Beau & Ro was born out of Sara’s desire to liberate women’s hands without sacrificing style.
In December 2013, Beau & Ro launched its first collection of patent-pending belt bags that convert to clutches. Each of the bags is made in New York City. Sara takes great pride in American craftsmanship.
Since the original debut of its signature convertible belt bag, Beau & Ro has expanded into an all encompassing line where fashion meets function. The collection has grown to include a foldover clutch that can be worn as a crossbody or tote, a coin purse wristlet and a tote that transforms into a backpack.
In 2016, Sara Rossi opened The Skinny Dip on Nantucket where they sell not only Beau & Ro but 30+ emerging and established brands!
Visit the Website: https://beauandro.com
The very heart of our business was formed upon our values of supporting non-profit missions of setting women and children free from anything that enslaves them; including human trafficking, abuse and violence. In the creation of all of our products, all of our labor is fair trade, made in the USA, right here in NYC, supporting single mothers, abused and trafficked victims and true industry artisans that handcraft our products locally.
Our materials are as sustainable and local whenever possible. We use the finest Italian leathers, all of which are semi-vegetable dyed by hand. They are very special, aged and distressed skins which are the highest quality available. We do our best to keep our collections as pure to the vision of sourcing local, and doing business with other ethical businesses that will support and employ women who have come out of life threatening circumstances.
Gina La Morte is a Celebrity Fashion Stylist turned Fashion Activist who wanted to use her fashion experience for good by helping women and children get saved and transformed out of the human trafficking trade. Known for her design esthetic of modern bohemianism La Morte's history in creating a socially conscious fashionable lifestyle for the modern woman began in 2008 when she was founder and Editor-in-Chief of Boho magazine. Boho was an award-winning publication that was founded on the principles of staying stylish while still living a sustainable and socially conscious life. La Morte's experience as a Celebrity Stylist for People Stylewatch, O the Oprah magazine, W magazine, MTV, CBS morning show, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and more have always supported her vision of fusing fashion and philanthropy. Her first fashion collection, TRADE by Gina La Morte is a continuation of that socially conscious story of combining her passion for giving back with her love of styling that can translate into what real woman want; to make a difference in the world and remain stylish while doing it.
Visit the Website: www.tradebyginalamorte.com